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B ENGINE

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EXHAUST SYSTEM

CONTENTS
PREPARATION ...................................................... ..... 2 Special Service Tool ............................................ ..... 2 Commercial Service Tools ................................... ..... 2 EXHAUST SYSTEM (QR25DE) ............................ ..... 3 Checking Exhaust System .................................. ..... 3 Removal and Installation ..................................... ..... 4 Inspection After Installation ................................. ..... 5 EXHAUST SYSTEM (VQ35DE) ............................. ..... 6 Checking Exhaust System ................................... ..... 6 Removal and Installation ..................................... ..... 7 Inspection After Installation ................................. ..... 8

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PREPARATION PREPARATION Special Service Tool


The actual shapes of Kent-Moore tools may differ from those of special service tools illustrated here. Tool number (Kent-Moore No.) Tool name KV10114400 (J-38365) Heated oxygen sensor wrench Description
PFP:00002
EBS00EVV

Loosening or tightening heated oxygen sensors: a: 22 mm (0.87 in)

S-NT636

Commercial Service Tools


(Kent-Moore No.) Tool name (J-43897-18) (J-43897-12) Oxygen sensor thread cleaner Description

EBS00EVW

Reconditioning the exhaust system threads before installing a new oxygen sensor (Use with anti-seize lubricant shown below): a: J-43897-18 (18 mm dia.) for zirconia oxygen sensor b: J-43897-12 (12 mm dia.) for titania oxygen sensor
AEM488

Anti-seize lubricant (Permatex 133AR or equivalent meeting MIL specification MIL-A-907)

Lubricating oxygen sensor thread cleaning tool when reconditioning exhaust system threads

AEM489

Power tool

Loosening nuts and bolts

PBIC0190E

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EXHAUST SYSTEM (QR25DE) EXHAUST SYSTEM (QR25DE) Checking Exhaust System


Check the exhaust pipes, muffler, and mounting components for incorrect attachment, leaks, cracks, damage, or deterioration.
PFP:20100

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EBS00EVX

EX

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SMA211A

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EXHAUST SYSTEM (QR25DE) Removal and Installation


EBS00EVY

WBIA0209E

1. 4. 7. 10.

Rear muffler Center exhaust tube hanger Front exhaust tube spring Gasket

2. 5. 8.

Rear muffler bracket (ground strap) Exhaust manifold Front exhaust tube hanger

3. 6. 9.

Center exhaust tube Front exhaust tube Seal bearing

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EXHAUST SYSTEM (QR25DE)


CAUTION: q Use genuine NISSAN exhaust system parts or equivalent, which are specifically designed for heat A resistance, corrosion resistance, and shape. q Perform the procedure with the exhaust system fully cooled down because the system will be hot just after the engine is turned off. EX q Be careful not to cut your hand on the insulator edges. q If the insulator is badly deformed, repair or replace it. If deposits such as mud pile up on the insulator, clean and inspect the insulator. C q When installing the insulator avoid large gaps or interference between the insulator and each exhaust pipe. q Remove deposits from the sealing surface of each connection. Connect them securely to avoid D exhaust gas leaks. q Temporarily tighten the exhaust manifold side mounting nuts and the vehicle side mounting bolts. Check each part for any interference, and then tighten the nuts and bolts to specification. E q When installing each mounting rubber, avoid twisting or excessive extension in up/down and right/left directions. q Tighten the mounting bolts without causing interference with the flange. F q Insert the seal bearing in the direction as shown. Tighten the mounting bolt with the big end of the spring facing the flange as shown. G

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WBIA0210E

Inspection After Installation


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EBS00EVZ

With the engine running, check the exhaust tube joints for exhaust gas leaks and abnormal noise. Check that the mounting brackets and mounting insulators are installed properly and free from excessive stress. Improper installation could result in excessive noise, leaks, and vibration.

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EXHAUST SYSTEM (VQ35DE) EXHAUST SYSTEM (VQ35DE) Checking Exhaust System


Check the exhaust pipes, muffler, and mounting components for incorrect attachment, leaks, cracks, damage, or deterioration.
PFP:20100
EBS00EW0

SMA211A

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EXHAUST SYSTEM (VQ35DE) Removal and Installation


EBS00EW1

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WBIA0211E

1. 4. 7.

RH rear muffler LH rear muffler bracket Front exhaust tube

2. 5. 8.

LH rear muffler Center exhaust tube hanger Front exhaust tube hanger

3. 6. 9.

RH rear muffler bracket with ground strap Center exhaust tube LH exhaust manifold

10. RH exhaust manifold

11. Gasket

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EXHAUST SYSTEM (VQ35DE)


CAUTION: q Use genuine NISSAN exhaust system parts or equivalent, which are specifically designed for heat resistance, corrosion resistance, and shape. q Perform the procedures with the exhaust system fully cooled down because the system will be hot just after the engine is turned off. q Be careful not to cut your hand on the insulator edge. q Always replace the exhaust gaskets with new ones for installation. q If any insulator is badly deformed, repair or replace it. If deposits such as mud pile up on the insulator, clean and inspect them. q When installing the insulator avoid large gaps or interference between the insulator and the exhaust pipe. q Remove any deposits from the sealing surface of each connection. Connect them securely to avoid exhaust gas leakage. q Temporarily tighten the mounting nuts on the exhaust manifold side and the mounting bolts on the vehicle side. Check each part for interference with other components, and then tighten the nuts and bolts to specification. q When installing each mounting rubber, avoid twisting or any over extension in up/down and right/ left directions.

Inspection After Installation


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EBS00EW2

With the engine running, check the exhaust tube joints for exhaust gas leaks and unusual noises. Check that the mounting brackets and mounting insulators are installed properly and free from excessive stress. Improper installation could result in excessive noise, leaks, and vibration.

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